20Booksto50k Edinburgh: Writing With a Day Job

I was honoured to be asked by Craig Martelle to be on a panel at 20Booksto50k Edinburgh this week, talking about juggling writing with a day job. It was so great to share a stage with the incredible Lyz Kelley, romance author, and Martha Carr, fantasy author. Craig...

The Unexpected Life

There are people living lives they never expected, or wanted. And most of those people have thrown themselves into those lives with love and courage and more strength than most of us can even imagine. Nobody decides to start a family and imagines their future of...

The Wisdom of the Toaster

I just bought a new toaster. A four-slice toaster, after a lifetime of a two-slice. You guys, this thing has changed my life. For years, I’ve done my daughter’s toast / bagel / crumpets / etc and then started to cook mine after. By the time mine were done,...

Waterstones, Don’t You Want My Money?

I’m sure there are people who spend more and buy more often from Amazon than I do, I just haven’t met any of them. It’s a complicated relationship. I love Amazon, really I do, but I feel like if I’m spending so much money there, I should be...
Friday Five: 12 April 2019

Friday Five: 12 April 2019

Welcome to this week’s Friday Five, a quick round up of five things on my mind. 1) IDEA I’M PONDERING Slowness. I’ve been on vacation this week with my family – a slower paced holiday than the usual once-in-a-lifetime trips I like to plan. And...
Friday Five: 5 April 2019

Friday Five: 5 April 2019

Here’s my quick Friday Five. Five random things that are on my mind this week: 1) Song I’m Listening To The Champion by Carrie Underwood, featuring Ludacris. I discovered this song last year, loved it, but haven’t played it for a long time. I...
What I Read  – March 2019

What I Read – March 2019

March was an excellent reading month! I was pretty run down for part of the month, meaning I did less work in the evenings and more reading. Plus, hubby was away for a few days and I always read more without him around – I lock up downstairs when my...
Friday Five: 29 March 2019

Friday Five: 29 March 2019

Here’s my quick Friday Five – five random things that are on my mind this week. Yes, this idea is totally borrowed from Tim Ferriss who eMails his 5-Bullet Friday every week. I totally recommend checking his out, by the way. 1) Book I’m Reading:...
Friday Five

Friday Five

A round up of the week and log of things on my mind: 1. Book I’m Reading: Free to Focus by Michael Hyatt – I received an advanced copy and am really enjoying it. 2. Productivity Tip: One of my biggest takeaways from Free to Focus has been using eMail...
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